Of three downturns, determine the worst two:
Those of debt uncontrolled
In the New World and Old,
Or of that which exports to the first two?
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Ian Bremmer and Nouriel Roubini try to analyze, among Europe, China and the USA, whose economy has it the worst. They note that, in all three cases, "kicking the can down the road has staved off disaster so far, but the cans are getting bigger and heavier." Their unsurprising conclusion is that Europe will fall first and hardest due to the severity of its debt crisis. America and China may not indulge in schadenfreude, however, as both would see their exports to Europe reduced.